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Ice Cream Month & Coloring Contest in Downtown Santa Cruz

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Every day until July 31, 2015
July is National Ice Cream Month, and Downtown Santa Cruz is the most delicious place to celebrate. Visit our participating ice cream spots, pick up a coloring sheet and let your imagination run (deliciously) wild. Return your completed coloring sheet to the Info Kiosk in front of New Leaf Market by July 31 and enter to win Free Ice Cream for a Year! Between July 1-31, visit one of our five Downtown Santa Cruz ice cream specialists – Cold Stone…
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Jeff Hamilton Trio at the Kuumbwa Jazz

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“A highly melodic and musical drummer…” – DownBeat Jeff Hamilton’s fluid style has kept him very much in demand among the jazz elite. With the creative subtlety of Shelly Manne and the powerful swing of his former mentor Philly Joe Jones, Hamilton is a paragon of tasteful interplay. Whether drumming for the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, which he co-leads, or performing with jazz luminaries like Monty Alexander and Diana Krall, Hamilton is the epitome of musicality. There is no doubt who…
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Trivia Night – Rosie McCann’s

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Trivia hosted by Thomas in the lounge at 8:00 PM. Each week features a new theme, team competition, and prizes in the form of beer and other fun items!
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The Comic and the Patriot Open Mic

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week
Open Mic at the Poet and the Patriot in downtown Santa Cruz. Sign ups at 8, show at 8:30. Running til 11.
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Open Mic – Rosie McCann’s

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Open Mic Night Tuesdays in the Fireside lounge. Sign-ups 7:00, show begins at 8:00. We have begun a new promotion for Open Mic! Each person that buys a drink receives a ticket to vote for their favorite performer; the person with the most votes at the end of the night will win a prize! Contact rosieopenmicsc@yahoo.com
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Cast Party: Podcast Fest live at the Regal Santa Cruz 9

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Your favorite podcasts, streamed live from Podcast Fest
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Trivia Night: Geeks Who Drink, at Red Restaurant and Bar

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week until December 29, 2015
Tuesdays at 8:00pm Red Restaurant and Lounge 200 Locust St. Santa Cruz For more info: www.geekswhodrink.com
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PreSchool Storytime at Bookshop Santa Cruz

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until December 30, 2015
Bookshop Santa Cruz invites any toddler or pre-school age children (with parental supervision) to listen to stories read by Mamoura Slike. Mamoura is a wonderful reader and she will be sharing fantastic books! Every Wednesday morning 10-11am
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Downtown Worker Recess at Abbott Square

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Every week until July 29, 2015
Work downtown? Want a creative break from your day? Join other downtown workers for a hump day break with games and activities in Abbott Square. Coordinated by NextSpace. Find out more on the MAH website here.
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Santa Cruz Farmers Market

July 29 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Our largest and oldest market is situated in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, one block off of Pacific Ave. In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. The market provides a large shaded cafe seating area, operates a supervised veggie valet program and live music is always present. Shopping at the Wednesday market is a wonderful way…
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Yoga in Abbott Square

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every week until July 29, 2015
Bring your own mat/towel for a free intro to yoga session with instructor Danielle Ballensky from Seabright CrossFit in Abbott Square. Want to find out about more events like this in Abbott Square? Click here to visit the Abbott Square website.
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MELE`UHANE – Keikilani and Leo at Pono

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jazz with the Alex Raymond Band

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week
Every Wednesday night from 8-10pm enjoy the Alex Raymond Band.
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Trivia Night – 99 Bottles

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
The only quiz that drinking is encouraged!  
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Comedy Night at Rosie McCann’s

July 29 @ 9:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Every month on the last Wednesday
A comedy showcase at Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub on the last Wednesdays of the month at 9:30pm. Hosted by Noah Gain
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Steamed buns at Pop-Up

July 30 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Every week
Every Thursday, from 11:30am – 2pm 1108 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Steamed Buns and Honey Glazed Baked BBQ pork buns, served over the counter. Each week we have one entree available with rice. View Sample Menu
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Alive! Reunion Concert – 40 Years, at the Kuumbwa Jazz

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“… outstanding musicians.” – The Huffington Post Alive! celebrates a forty year milestone with a special reunion concert. Together for ten years, from 1975 to 1985, the all female jazz quintet not only reflected the evolution of jazz in the ’70s, but also the growing presence of women as instrumentalists in contemporary music. After splitting up, they all went on to pursue individual careers. Reuniting are four of the original members, drummer Barbara Borden; percussionist Carolyn Brandy; bassist/cellist Susanne DiVincenza;…
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Trivia Night – Woodstock’s Pizza

July 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come sign up in teams of 3 – 6 people starting at 8pm. Trivia starts at 9 pm and consists of 4 rounds each with 6 questions. Check out our facebook page for current weeks Theme Round and various sponsors and prizes. Don’t forget to use the coupons at the bottom of your answer sheet to be entered into a raffle to spin our prize wheel in-between rounds. Hosted by Josh!!
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Free Comedy Night – Blue Lagoon

July 30 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come on down to the Blue Lagoon as they host free comedy shows every Thursday night. Each night showcases up to fifteen stand up comics, featuring everything from new talent to touring comics that have been on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham. For more information, go tohttp://www.thebluelagoon.com/
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Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s Noon at The Nick (at the Nickelodeon Theatre)

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2015 is here and once again The Nickelodeon Theatres is happy to host Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s Noon at The Nick, this event is free to the public! Bring your lunch (or grab a snack at The Nick’s concessions counter) and enjoy this opportunity to meet Santa Cruz Shakespeare directors, actors and staff as they discuss and take your questions about this year’s productions. Hosted by SCS Artistic Director Mike Ryan, each event focuses on one of the…
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Hilo Ben Kaili at Pono

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dizzy Burnett “A Tribute to Billie Holiday” at the Kuumbwa Jazz

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
“…a gravelly, warm, smoky voice that, for some reason, makes sense.” – Monterey County Weekly As 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday’s birthday, it’s only fitting that tributes to one of the world’s most legendary musicians would abound. There have been honorary albums, concerts, and even Broadway shows, but perhaps the most fitting platform for a tribute is simply a concert in an intimate jazz club — the domain that Holiday reigned over during her career. Local vocalist…
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DNA’s PopUp Comedy Club, Twilight Zone live at Center Stage Theatre

July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday and Saturday until August 1, 2015
DNA’s Pop Up Comedy Club is coming to downtown Santa Cruz in July at the Center Stage Theatre! All shows are appropriate for ages 16 and up and tickets are available at BrownPaperTickets.com The series includes: Friday, July 17 – a live recording session featuring The Santa Cruz Comedy Coalition, a troop of 30 local comedians who will perform their best five minutes of stand-up during two shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. A CD of the performances will…
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E40 at the Catalyst

July 31 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
He’s a rap innovator, a business-savvy tycoon and one of the music industry’s most consistent success stories. Yes, E-40 is all those things, but he’s probably best known as a slang creator, a man whose distinctive gift of gab gets lifted and used in the rhymes of Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and others.
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DNA’s PopUp Comedy Club, the Last Late Night Show at Center Stage Theatre

July 31 @ 10:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Every week on Friday and Saturday until August 1, 2015
DNA’s Pop Up Comedy Club is coming to downtown Santa Cruz in July at the Center Stage Theatre! All shows are appropriate for ages 16 and up and tickets are available at BrownPaperTickets.com The series includes: Friday, July 17 – a live recording session featuring The Santa Cruz Comedy Coalition, a troop of 30 local comedians who will perform their best five minutes of stand-up during two shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. A CD of the performances will…
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Pixar Animators Andy Beal, Rob Thompson and Sequoia Blankenship at Atlantis Fantasyworld

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
August 1st from noon – 6p.m. we will be hosting three Pixar Animators: Andy Beall, Rob Thompson  and Sequoia Blankenship. They will provide a free original art print for the kids which they will sign.
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Coffee and Cream Puff demonstration at Chefworks

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Enjoy a nice afternoon coffee out of the Espro Double walled French Press with a delicious Strudel Cream Puff out of “Coffee Time Treats” drizzled with our favorite topping InnaJam.
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A Tribute to Jerry Garcia at the Kuumbwa Jazz

August 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Featuring members of Shady Groove, China Cats, Slugs ‘n Roses and More! Dance space available! Tickets: $20/Advance $24/Door Doors: 7:00 PM Presented by The Wheel Company More info: (831) 469-3184
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Kids Week Downtown, August 2 – 9

August 2
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Every day until August 9, 2015
August 2 – 9, 2015 is officially Kids Week in Downtown Santa Cruz. Enjoy movies, classes, specials and fun things to do and see. Parents also welcome. More information below, and on our handy bookmarks, available at the Info Kiosk and at locations all over Downtown. Downtown Santa Cruz is a great destination for the whole family. During the week of Sunday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 9th, our Downtown merchants and organizations will be offering specials, classes, demonstrations, movies,…
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Free movie – The Sandlot – at the Del Mar Theatre

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kick off Kids Week Downtown 2015 with a FREE showing of an all-time family favorite. The Sandlot is a coming of age film  that takes place in 1962. Bring the kids and the whole family! Pick up a schedule of events and specials for the rest of Kids Week Downtown. Free, discounted and special stuff all week. Details HERE.
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